Pascin

India Today - - LEISURE -

Joann Sfar’s Pascin, too, de­parts from the con­ven­tional in pre­sent­ing a por­trait of the artist in his shirt tails—both lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively. In skit­ter­ing lines, Sfar sketches vi­gnettes from the life of a bo­hemian artist for whom the act of draw­ing was al­ways in­tensely sex­ual, a way of pos­sess­ing the sub­ject. In th­ese loose im­pro­vi­sa­tions, Sfar is re­ally ex­plor­ing his own ideas about art and sex­u­al­ity—in­vent­ing bi­og­ra­phy as au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, in one critic’s words.

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